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1944 P Wheat Cent Error?

 
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 Posted 08/03/2021  6:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DouglasFir to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What causes a coin to have its rim "cupped" like this? this coin is much thicker than usual as well.  Yes, it's pretty dinged up.  I am not thinking it's worth much, but I'm very interested in learning what causes this.  Is this called a thick planchet?

Just curious here...


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 Posted 08/03/2021  6:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a spooned or dryer coin. PMD.
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 Posted 08/03/2021  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, a dryer coin.
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 Posted 08/03/2021  6:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spooned or dryer coin, agree.
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 Posted 08/03/2021  7:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DouglasFir to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am going to have to agree with you guys. Not what I was expecting! Thank you so much! I love learning about these things!
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08/03/2021 7:42 pm
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 Posted 08/07/2021  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen lots of coins with exagerated rims. Never have heard a decent explanation yet.
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 Posted 08/07/2021  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Carl - You don't think a dryer coin is a decent explanation?
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 Posted 08/07/2021  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's spooned, because the coin isn't round anymore. I wouldn't think something rotational like a dryer would flatten the shape like I see between 12-3:00 on the reverse. It's also from the era where I perceive spooning to have been popular - Wickerman is seen spooning a coin in the movie Cool Hand Luke, which is set in the early 1950s.
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 Posted 08/11/2021  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spooned
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